For those who have followed my blog for a while you know I have three sponsor kids from Africa: Alex from Tanzania, Amede from Togo, and Mamounata from Burkina Faso. These kids have enriched my life in more ways that I ever could have imagined when I first started sponsoring them. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Compassion
How many of you have a bucket list? The movie, The Bucket List, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson is one of my all-time favorites. It's a 2007 movie in which two terminally ill men (Freeman and Nicholson) set out to accomplish a list of things they want to experience before they "kick the bucket." I… Continue reading The Bucket List
We’ve all heard of The Golden Rule: While the idea is good to shoot for, it may not be good enough. Simply stated, we can be harder on ourselves than anyone else is. We’re often our own worst enemy, constantly reminding ourselves of where we fall short, where we fail. This, in turn, can cause… Continue reading The Golden Rule
Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows I'm completely in awe of Mother Teresa's greatness. So my first "spotlight" woman for Women's History Month isn't a surprise. Mother Teresa was the picture of humility, compassion, love, and service. She loved unconditionally, with no prejudice or judgement, leaving the world a much… Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight – Mother Teresa
Asking someone how they're doing makes one look compassionate and caring. Taking the time to listen to the answer, no matter what the answer is, means one is compassionate and caring. Today, may we all strive to live compassionately and truly care about one another.
Top of My List for the Week: 3.) Getting a letter in the mail from Mamounata, one of my sponsor children from Burkina Faso. She has such a passion for learning, for Jesus, and is so filled with gratitude. She inspires me. 2.) Seeing my son and granddaughter come through the front door, he with that… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday
Mamounata. And Alex and Amede. These three precious children have changed my life. They've taken me out of my own self-centeredness by sharing their lives with me. Mamaounata is 9 years old, from Burkina Faso, and likes dolls and group games; Alex is 14, from Tanzania, and likes soccer and singing; and Amede is 8,… Continue reading “M” is for…
I could hardly believe it when I realized this is my 100th post. Amazing! 🙂 I spent some time trying to think of some wise, witty, memorable ideas, wanting to make it a huge celebration. But then in the back of my mind, I thought since March is Women's History Month, why not pay tribute to… Continue reading Women’s History Month
Last Saturday I worked an event for Compassion International in a for a movie showing of Son of God. My duties were to show up an hour early to set up the display and hand out information cards to all movie goers as they entered the theater and then display child sponsorship cards as they… Continue reading An Opportunity to Pray
"You're needlessly beating yourself up and trying too hard to find an answer that isn't there." My husband. A wise man with such wise words. We had gone on a long, peaceful bike ride this morning, surrounded by nature's beauty. At one point we stopped and were sitting in a park as I was filling… Continue reading What Do You Mean It’s Not About Me?